2017-08-02 / News

PSC gets federal funding for pipeline safety efforts

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding a total of $561,279 to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. The funding will support the state’s efforts to ensure pipeline safety. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced the funding in a press release on Monday, July 24.

“Energy production has experienced tremendous growth over the last several years,” Senator Capito said. “In order for West Virginia to seize the economic benefits of this growth, we must ensure that energy products are transported safely and effectively. This funding is great news and will help protect West Virginians, as well as our valuable natural resources.”

“No profit is worth compromising the safety of our workers in West Virginia, and grants like these will allow more workers to be trained through state pipeline safety programs. These programs are critical for our workers and their success, and this funding will help them continue to safely serve the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin.

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